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what happens if athlete s foot is left untreated

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Dr. Mohammad Khan
30 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: theoretically possible, practically unlikely. the two are most likely unrelated. you should get your athlete foot treated

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
46 years experience Podiatry
Probably: Most likely you do have an athlete's foot infection which is a fungal infection, however, you have a superimposed bacterial infection which could dev ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
26 years experience Dermatology
Weeks: Medication for fungus infection works slowly, so use for several weeks is the minimum, and use for several weeks beyond clearing is recommended to pre ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
Swelling feet: More likely caused by hypertension/hbp (salt intake related) rather than fungal infection.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This certainly sounds like athletes foot. Burning, itching and scaly skin along with redness are hallmarks of tinea pedis. Over the counter antifungal ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Taddeo
26 years experience Podiatry
Could be both: But there is nothing wrong with trying that cream for a 4 week cycle
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Peeling: It is possible that there is some fungal component ( tinea pedis and athlete's foot are the same thing ) , but a sample of the skin should be sent to ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
If the doc said: It wasn't Tinea pedis what did the doc say it was? Wouldn't it be weird to tell you what it's not andnottell you what it is? If its not fungus, then ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
It gets worse: If left untreated the fungus can continue to spread and make it more difficult to treat.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
Many but takes time: Keep feet dry and clean. Topical or oral anti fungal meds, depending on severity. May take a few weeks to resolve.
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